£420 for Woodlands at Carol Service

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Thanks to everyone who attended, all the performers, especially the children of St Georges Primary School, the event raised what we think is a record sum £410 for Woodlands Hospice. This was sent to Woodlands on the day and an official note of thanks will be on our notice board  in January.

(NB. A further £10 was received  after the event. If anyone else would like to contribute their donation can be passed in at the Book Table when we meet again January 8th.)

Family History 2019

Jan 4th    Bring deposit for (late) Christmas meal.

Discovering a Local Hero.   Tom White

Feb 1st    Translating documents.   Pam & Ros 

Mar 1st    Using Computers for Family History.    Doug Bird.

Apr 5th    Irish/Scottish records

May 3rd   1871  ===  What can you find about your ancestors in that year?  All

Jun 7th    Open Day.  talk, stalls and help desks.  All

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Real Ale January Meet Up

Firstly happy New Year to you all and let’s hope we have as good an attendance at meet ups this year as 2018! This month we will be meeting on 25th January from 1230 in the Lime Kiln.  We can also have a bite to eat here and then move on to the Head of Steam on Hanover Street.  We can then take a short walk to the Carnarvon Castle, then the Richmond and Wetherspoon’s The Welkin.  I look forward to seeing you then.

New year – New day trip

Happy New Year and welcome to details of our first trip of 2019.  We will be visiting Bellis Brothers of Wrexham -Garden Centre, which is a well established, family owned and run business.  In addition to all the usual excellent selection of plants, gifts etc. there is a well stocked Farm Shop which sells all local produce and lots of other goodies.  A butcher who prides himself on selling all local meat and his “own sausages” which are well sort after. Time here for a coffee in their lovely restaurant. Then we are off to the cosy, 18th. C Carden Arms Inn, set in a cobbled courtyard in the quaint, pretty village of Malpas in Cheshire.  This is a local hostelry with an excellent reputation for good food, which is all freshly prepared by their chefs on the premises. Their bar has  a good selection of ‘real ales’ and we can enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch followed by tea/coffee.

WHEN? Wednesday 27th February 2019.  Depart 9.15am  Ret. 5.30pm. Price: £25 includes 3 course lunch followed by tea/coffee.  Seats will be on sale on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at our table.

Silk Mill , Macclesfield and Buxton 7th March 2019 (now confirmed)

A coach will leave Maghull Square early morning at a time to be advised, the coach will return to Maghull Square late afternoon/early evening

A trip to the above is to be arranged with a guided tour around the Mill plus tea and biscuits

Lunch (at members cost) in Buxton followed by a walk guided by David of the salient features of Buxton.   Members may “do their own thing” in Buxton if they do not want to join the guided walk.

Cost per member is £25.00 , paid when adding name to list.Please see David Scott or George Birchall on AFF desk.



January Ramble: Thursday 3rd January

Kick start 2019 with an 8 mile circular ramble starting in the lovely village of Croston. We will use flat rural footpaths and quiet country lanes. There are 3 stiles to be negotiated and some sections could prove muddy after the rain, so appropriate footwear is essential. There will be an opportunity to have a pub lunch after the walk. Meet at 9:30 at Maghull Baptist Church to organise car share. Further details of ramble can be obtained from leader, Alan Carr 07949 379266. No need to book ,just turn up!

Seasons greetings

Best wishes to all members for a very Happy Christmas. Hope you all enjoy the festive break and Father Christmas brings you much happiness and all you wish for.

Then into 2019 – let it be a good and happy year for all.  Coffee morning at our usual venue (Maghull Baptist Church)  resumes on Tuesday 8th January. I look forward to another great U3A year, sharing lots of fun and interesting activities together. See you then.

Much love  Dot (Brannigan)

Dance Fit

Both classes have now finished and will be
back after Christmas on:

Friday 4th January at 2,30pm and
Monday 7th January 9.00am

There are still a few places available in the Friday class.  Colette also runs a stretch and relax class on a Thursday morning .  Visit Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning for more details